had 2 coffees - need to pump & dump?

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had 2 coffees - need to pump & dump?
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Mon, 12-07-2009 - 2:29pm

Hi,


I had a double cappuccino this morning (my usual - made with two scoops of espresso with lots of milk), but I decided to have another one because I'm so constipated and coffee helps me go (sorry for the TMI).

Talia

DS: Liam 07/15/04, Tyson 09/04/06 & Dean 11/02/08

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Registered: 05-20-2008
Thu, 12-24-2009 - 1:36pm

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Oops! I meant to say I thought your where saying the shot of espresso has a higher caffeine amount the one cup of coffee. I went back and corrected my PP. Now I think where on the same page.

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Registered: 12-15-2009
Wed, 12-23-2009 - 9:15pm

Yes espresso *per ounce* does have more caffeine then drip coffee. A

~ Cindy
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Registered: 05-20-2008
Wed, 12-23-2009 - 9:06pm

I understood what your where saying about the instant coffee beverage's caffeine content but it appears I misunderstood what your where saying about the caffeine content of espresso. I had read your post as implying that one regular (non-instant) espresso shot has more caffeine then 1 cup brewed coffee.




Edited 12/24/2009 1:30 pm ET by charleen2008

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Registered: 12-15-2009
Tue, 12-22-2009 - 9:34pm

Charleen I think you misread what I wrote.


I was saying the powdered espresso she used, which is probably an instant coffee like International Delight doesn't have the same caffiene content as a REAL shot of espresso would. Understand?


As a former barista, coffee addict and a CBC I know that 1 shot of espresso is equivilant to 1 cup (8oz) of coffee. I've actually broken down the 750mg caffiene limit for nursing mothers in to cups of coffee and shots of espresso ;O)

~ Cindy
"If you don't know your options, you don't have any." -
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~ Cindy
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Registered: 05-20-2008
Tue, 12-22-2009 - 6:15pm

<< It's not real espresso so I seriously doubt there is MUCH caffeine in your "espresso" at all.>>

There is a common misconception that espresso drinks have much higher amounts of caffeine then brewed coffee. The reality is that 1.5 oz. shot of espresso has no more caffeine as 8 oz cup of coffee. So a double latte, for example, would have 3 oz. of espresso in which is the equivalent to 16 oz of brewed coffee caffeine-wise. The key is that with espresso you drink much smaller amounts, typical only 1.5 - 3oz. per beverage. In a 16 oz. double latte, it's milk that make up 13 oz. of the drink. The caffeine in espresso is simply much more concentrated then then brewed coffee. Now if you were to drank 8 oz. cup of espresso then you would be getting the same amount of caffeine as 5 cups of brewed coffee.

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Registered: 12-15-2009
Fri, 12-18-2009 - 8:30pm

Forgot to mention you had two *scoops* of espresso? I pressume this is powdered stuff you buy in a store in a can. It's not real espresso so I seriously doubt there is MUCH caffiene in your "espresso" at all.

~ Cindy
"If you don't know your options, you don't have any." -
Diana Korte, A Good Birth, A Safe Birth
EuphoricBirthServices.com

~ Cindy
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Registered: 12-15-2009
Fri, 12-18-2009 - 8:29pm

as a coffee addict and a cert breastfeeding counselor you dont need to pump in dump. heck if I had to pump & dump every time I drank coffee while I was nursing I'd pump every day several times.

~ Cindy
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Registered: 12-13-2009
Sun, 12-13-2009 - 12:34pm
easy answer: Nope!
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Registered: 04-10-2006
Sat, 12-12-2009 - 9:37pm
I'm not an expert but I definitely agree with the PP. No need to pump and dump. Has your little one always been small or was he much higher on the charts and then started falling? My little guy has always been on the small side but eats like crazy and has been rocking the 25% curve pretty much since birth. Neither his dad nor I are very tall so it makes sense that he won't be six feet tall either. If he was say in the 90% percentile until recently and has been steadily dropping significantly then I would get a second opinion on his health overall (not in regards to nursing) but he might have an absorption problem like celiac disease.
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Mon, 12-07-2009 - 3:23pm

No need to pump and dump. Most babies are ok if mom has 1-2 caffeine beverages per day. It would not be a problem with growth. If it were bothering the baby you'd see wakefulness/anxiety the same as adults who have too much. Like most things coffee doesn't cross 100%, only about 7% of the caffeine gets to the baby.


If the doctor says the weights ok it sounds like you can let go of that too. Just look around you.......adults come in all shapes and sizes and babies do too.


Hope you feel better soon.